Table 2

Univariate and multivariate predictors of HEMS transports being taken to the closest designated trauma hospital
Predictor Category N closest/total % Univariate OR (95% CI) Multivariate OR (95% CI) Multivariate p-value
CHEST TRAUMA YES 22/55 40.0% 1.09 (0.61 - 1.95)
NO 133/351 37.9% 1.00
HEAD TRAUMA YES 50/143 35.0% 0.81 (0.53 - 1.24)
NO 105/263 39.9% 1.00
SPINAL TRAUMA YES 22/80 27.5% 0.55 (0.32 - 0.94) 0.47 (0.22 - 0.99) p=0.055
NO 133/326 40.8% 1.00 1.00
BURNS YES 1/10 10.0% 0.18 (0.02 - 1.39) 0.13 (0.02 - 1.05) p=0.046
NO 154/396 38.9% 1.00 1.00
AGE1 <=16 18/64 28.1% 0.58 (0.33 - 1.05) 0.48 (0.24 - 0.97) p=0.042
17+ 136/339 40.1% 1.00 1.00
GCS2 3-8 9/39 23.1% 0.46 (0.21 - 0.99) 0.57 (0.23 - 1.4) p=0.219
9-15 143/361 39.6% 1.00 1.00
RTS3 < 7.84 18/64 28.1% 0.75 (0.44 - 1.27)
7.84 115/294 39.1% 1.00
CLOSEST HOSPITAL MAJOR 102/208 49.0% 1.00 1.00
REGIONAL 21/104 20.2% 0.26 (0.15 - 0.46) 0.16 (0.08 - 0.32) p<0.0001
RURAL REGIONAL 32/94 34.0% 0.54 (0.32 - 0.89) 0.09 (0.03 - 0.24) p<0.0001
SERVICE Metro1 93/271 34.3% 1.00 1.00
Regional1 26/68 38.2% 1.19 (0.68 - 2.05) 3.61 (1.7 - 7.68) p<0.0001
Regional2 36/67 53.7% 2.22 (1.29 - 3.82) 10.95 (3.75 - 31.99) p=0.001

N=3 missing.

N=6 missing.

N=32 missing.

Taylor et al.

Taylor et al. BMC Health Services Research 2012 12:402   doi:10.1186/1472-6963-12-402

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